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Sapochnik didn't direct any "Game of Thrones" episodes during season 7 but now he will return to help close out the series in season 8.

The final season will have six episodes in total which will be directed by David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, along with showrunners, David Benioff and DB Weiss. (Benioff is credited for "Walk of Punishment" while Weiss is credited for "Two Swords.") It's unclear which showrunner will be credited for the series finale.

Another Emmy award-winning director Miguel Sapochnik will be back in action in the drama series next season.

The final season of "Game of Thrones" is still months (years?) away, but the directors are now set.

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Those seven episodes cost around $10 million (£7.5 million) each, a new high for the series that's known to be one of TV's highest priced shows.

As one of the world's most successful and most-watched television shows, "Game of Thrones" has worked its way into the hearts of millions across the globe. Sapochnik took a break from Game of Thrones for season six so we're sure he's feeling fresh and up to the task of dealing with all the snow, mud, and blood he's used to great effect in the past. This is not that unusual, Benioff & Weiss are usually the writers behind half of this season's scripts. People praise Game of Thrones for its cinematic aesthetic and "Hardhome" and "Battle of the Bastards" are two major reasons why.

No matter which episodes are given to which director, fans can sleep easy knowing the final installment of this beloved series is in extremely capable hands. The filmmaker's other credits include many episodes of House, an episode of True Detective Season 2, and the Iron Fist episode "Eight Diagram Dragon Palm" as well as the 2010 film Repo Men. Michelle MacLaren directed two episodes in season 3 ("The Bear and the Maiden Fair" and "Second Sons") and two episodes in season 4 ("Oathkeeper" and "First of His Name") but hasn't returned-and HBO hasn't hired any female directors since.

To continue the trend of older directors returning to Westeros, David Nutter is on the list. In the past, visiting GoT directors have helmed two episodes each.

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